This semester I am taking a Geography of Wine class. It has been pretty interesting so far and last weekend we got to go on a field trip! We went to four wineries in the Erie, PA area.
Our first stop was The Mazza Winery. We got a tour, learned how they make their wine, and got to taste some too.
This was one of my favorites of the day!
I learned that wine grapes (the green cluster in the middle) are actually smaller than table grapes.
The next stop was Presque Isle:
Next, was Penn Shore. We got a behind-the-scenes tour here as well.
Their sign was my favorite!
Machine that puts the corks in the bottles.
Our last stop of the day was Arrowhead.
They even had a farmer’s market and fresh grape juice!
And a clown, who made me a little pumpkin balloon.
All in all it was a wonderful day! And I also learned a lot. It was so interesting seeing with my own eyes what we had been talking about in class. I’ve realized that a lot goes into the making of wine!
Hope you all have a great week and I hope you get a chance someday to tour the Erie wineries as well!